Staff Sergeant Ed Shames gets to his position at the road bridge over the River Douve, a couple of miles outside Carentan. His battalion’s mission was to attack and hold two bridges to prevent the movement of German Panzer divisions and troops.
Captain John C Raaen Jr lands on Omaha beach. After seeing the previous wave of Rangers being massacred near to Vierville, the landing craft is diverted down to a slightly quieter section of the beach.
Lieutenant Edward 'Ted' pool, after fighting for 21 hours almost permanently under attack, is finally relieved many hours later than planned. He was to be awarded the Military Cross for holding out for so long.